Captain John McClure’s Company, 1805

 

Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

Capt McClure's Company is in present southeastern Gaston County. It is a very large district including present Belmont and the South Point area, Mt. Holly and the area surrounding that present town. The eastern boundary was the Catawba River as far north as Fites Creek. The northern boundary most likely followed Fite's Creek. An arbitrary line then ran west and crossed the South Fork River near present Lowell. The district most likely included Duharts Creek and ran west to Catawba Creek. The district included present Cramerton and included both sides of Catawba Creek. An arbitrary line ran from Catawba Creek until the South Carolina line. Members of the following families represented present Belmont and South Point area: Henry, Wells, Hand, Stowe, Leeper, Armstrong, Gullick, and Hanks. Families in the present North Belmont and Fites Creek/Mt. Holly area included the Fite, Caldwell, Davenport, and McKee families. As the northern boundary crossed the South Fork River and moved into the Duhart's and Catawba Creek areas families included Titman, Berry/Barry, Foard, Gingles, Mellon, Brison, Reagan, Kindrick, Hartt, and McClure. The district ran to the South Carolina line and included families in that area: McLean, Ratchford, Berry, and Huson (Hudson).

 

Capt. McClure's tax district was within the 11th Company of the 1790 Lincoln County census. A few persons may be included in the 10th Company of the 1790 Lincoln County census but most appear to be within the 11th Company. This tax list by 1805 was quite affluent. The taxables included two cotton gins, three stud horses, and more black polls were taxed than white polls. The large slaveholding ownership suggests more financial status. Some landowners held large tracts of land. Most of the people within this district were English speaking. I identified the Fite family as German and possibly the Titman family.  Clearly this was an English-speaking and affluent area

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

The district remained McClure’s until 1809 when at least some of it became Gingles’s. The 1810 census identifies pages 479-480 as Gingles’s Company. Although not labeled, some of McClure’s 1805 Company residents are enumerated in 1810 on pages 406-407, 412, 417, 419-420.

 

Captain John McClure’s Company, 1805

Lincoln County Tax Lists 1805 [sic]-1806; box no. CR.060.701.4, North Carolina State Archives. 

State of North Carolina Lincoln County

A Duplicate return of the Taxables in Captain John McClures company Taken for the year 1805 Taken by Order of Court by Joseph Neel JP

 

[Taxpayers]

Land

White Polls

Black Polls

Andrew Barry

224

1

2

Albray Lewis

80

1

 

Anthony Titman

 

1

 

Aaron Hand

 

1

 

Abner Berry

 

1

 

Austin Foard

60

1

 

Burrel Wells

100

 

3

Benedict Jetton

84

1

 

Edward Mellon

400

 

 

Edward Walls

100

1

 

Edward Huson

250

1

2

Drury Grissom

200

 

 

David Knowles

150

1

 

Elias Greenwells

120

1

 

George Latimore

150

1

 

Hugh Brison

100

1

 

Featherston Wells

100

1

 

Isaac Henry

300

1

 

Isaac McKee

130

1

 

John Dameron

188

1

2

Jacob Stowe

166

 

2

Isaac Brimer

 

1

 

James Cunningham

250

 

 

John Clark

100

 

 

Joseph Hartt

1 Cotton Machine 40 Saws

188

1

 

James Gingles

410

1

1

John Lewis

115

 

1

John McClure

400

1

1

John Gullick Junr

 

1

 

John Mellon

 

1

 

Jonathan Gullick Senr

302

 

3

Isaac Erwin

262

 

 

James Beatey

518

 

2

John Smith

200

 

 

James McKee Esqr

950

2

3

Joseph Neel

170

 

 

John Titman

225

 

 

James McClure

 

1

 

John Harris

430

2

 

James Findley

270

1

 

John Armstrong

200

1

 

John Ryndles

52

 

 

John Gullick Senr

490

 

 

Jonathan Gullick Junr

200

1

 

John Neagles

400

1

4

John Brison

200

1

 

John Glen

320

3

1

John McKee

 

1

 

James Witherspoon

481

 

2

John Witherspoon

106

1

 

John Barry

 

1

 

John Foard Senr

82

 

 

John Foard Junr

 

1

 

John Ford the larger

 

1

 

John Henry

300

1

1

John Mayberry

200

 

 

John Beaty

 

1

 

Lewis Williamson

150

1

 

Lewis Featherston

450

 

 

Matthew Leeper

Estate of John Leeper Deceased

564

510

1

2

3

Matthew Armstrong

1 Stud @ 3 dollars per season

430

1

 

Morgan Reagan

200

1

1

Moses Ratchford

250

1

2

Mary Rice

460

 

 

Nathan Foard

400

1

8

Robert Campbell

1 Stud at 3 dollers per season

& returns on behalf of Govr Martin

 

 

640

1

5

Robert Berry

280

1

 

Robert Martin

300

1

 

Rawleigh Harville

215

1

4

Robert Findley

190

1

 

Robert Armstrong

499

1

2

Samuel Brimer

225

 

 

Samuel Caldwell

1050

1

7

Samuel Gingles

1 Cotton Machine 30 Saws

330

2

1

Solomon Hill

150

1

2

Samuel McKee

 

1

 

Thomas McLean

430

1

2

Thomas Buchanan

450

 

 

Thomas Huson

500

1

4

Thomas Harris

 

1

 

William Youngblood

275

1

2

William Gregory

58

1

 

William Wallace

100

1

 

William McClure

261

1

 

William Maclean

700

1

5

William Lind

 

1

 

William Chittam

242

1

 

William Ryndles

197

 

 

Woodleif Foard

 

1

 

William Gullick

95

1

 

William Berry

450

 

2

Peter Fite

1 Stud @ 3 dollers per season

1263

1

4

George Johnson Junr

1

 

 

George Devenport

300

1

1

Teddy Foard

86

 

 

Frederick Foard

 

1

 

Thomas Foard

 

1

 

John Huson

 

1

 

Thomas Kindrick

100

1

 

Foard Johnson

45

1

 

Jno Beatey

 

1

 

Jno Brandon

188

1

2

Henry Lewis

105

1

 

Richard Barry

 

1

 

David Huson

 

1

2

John Chittam

98

 

6

Robert Glen

300

 

 

Richard Hanks

130

1

 

Robt Cox

243

1

 

 

I had not Room to insert the above Returns in Regular Order

Sir you will be pleased to give them a place in your list

 

To the Worshipful Court of Lincoln County October term 1805

A Duplicate Return of the Taxables in Capt Jno McClures Company

 

Land 24,615

White Polls 87

Black Polls 97

Studs 3 @ season [total] 4.10.0

Cotton Gins 2 [total of] 70 Saws

 

Duplicate Made Out

 


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